Accession Number:

ADA617147

Title:

Strategic Forum. Number 287, May 2014. Strategy and Force Planning in a Time of Austerity

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Force planning and defense budgeting processes that may work well with spending increases have significant problems with budget reductions under austerity. The current U.S. fiscal crisis and political polarization make strategic planning and defense decisionmaking difficult. As part of strategy, defense leaders need to engage in a credible dialogue about austerity, to include discussing fiscal policy and nondefense spending.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE